Saman Samadi is a composer and performer residing in New York City. Over a decade, his prolific repertoire of orchestral, chamber, solo and electro-acoustic music has been performed internationally—in the mid & far East, Europe, and on both coasts of the US. His music was inspired early by those composers who are known under the rubric New Complexity; however, in 2010, he developed his own unique compositional method, one which entails a new system of pitch organization, using microtonal scales derived from traditional Persian modal music, multilayered textures, complex polyrhythms, and polymeter; all traced within a detailed system of musical notation permitting replication. He received his degree in mathematics from NODET, an Iranian educational institution for mathematical prodigies. He then entered the University of Tehran as a BA student in Music Performance, where he earned his Master's degree in Composition under Alireza Mashayekhi. From 2006-2009, Samadi was the director & conductor of the Concentus Chamber Orchestra, a mix of musicians from the Tehran Conservatory of Music and the University of Tehran. Their repertory incorporated Baroque and contemporary works, including Saman's own compositions. In 2009, he won an award for one of his chamber music compositions at the 24th Fajr International Music Festival. His composition Paj won first prize at the 2012 Counterpoint-Italy International Composition Competition. One of his multimedia works was selected for a premiere at the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival in June 2014. In 2015, the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) awarded Samadi an Artist Diploma in Multimedia and Performing Arts. In 2013, he was offered a scholarship for a PhD in Composition at the State University of New York where he studied with Daria Semegen. He has been active in New York City’s downtown scene performing there since 2015. Most recently, he formed the Saman Samadi Quintet, an improvisational collaboration with various alumni from the Manhattan School of Music. In 2016, he invited German Buchla player, Hans Tammen, and American clarinetist Blaise Siwula to collaborate in structured, yet free, improvisational performances, which led to the formation of the Āpām Napāt Trio. Samadi is a former faculty member of the City University of New York.